Leader Development

Change the Culture If I could Only Change One Thing by Don Vandergriff

The principle thing now is to increase the responsibilities of the individual man, particularly his independence of action, and thereby to increase the efficiency of the entire army… The limitations imposed by exterior circumstances causes us to give the mind more freedom of activity, with the profitable result of increasing the ability of the individual.
Von Scheekt, Chief German General Staff, 1925

The Five Learning Disciplines

THE CORE OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION WORK IS BASED UPON FIVE “learning disciplines”— lifelong programs of study and practice:

  1. Personal Mastery— learning to expand our personal capacity to create the results we most desire, and creating an organizational environment which encourages all its members to develop themselves toward the goals and purposes they choose.

What is Leadership?

Here is my favorite definition of strength of character I got from my friend Don Vandergriff-

“A leader that seeks out responsibility and has a fondness for responsibility as well as the making and standing by their decisions in the face of the enemy, peers and superiors.”

Do You Know How to Get Fullfillment?

“To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” - Henry Ford

I had to share this outstanding video that was created by Electrik Company, with police. It has a powerful message I think we are missing in too many police departments across this country. We need to get that feeling of fulfillment back into our ranks as it honestly affects all that we do.

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